The Nano technology and the cutaways of the cores and top sheets have made the RT 80 and RT 86 extremely light.
The Nano technology and the cutaways of the cores and top sheets have made the RT 80 and RT 86 extremely light. They are about 20% lighter than Atomic skis from the past with similar sidecuts. A pair of 169cm RT 86’s weigh in at 6.85 pounds. These things have the weight of approach skis while maintaining the vertical performance of a full bore alpine ski.
Because sections of the core are cut away, there are no hinge points. This has a huge effect on the longitudinal flex, allowing for a tighter turning radius. Earlier Atomic skis with this amount of sidecut had turning radii in the low 20’s. The RT 80 has a radius of 17 meters. People who have tested these skis said the edge grip is fantastic and the arc the ski holds while turning is gorgeous. Testers have also been amazed at the versatility. The flotation of the RT 86 is great, and yet it still holds an edge extremely well in the ice.
Though one might think the torsional flex of the ski has been compromised because of the cutaways, this is not the case. The Nano technology provides fibers that reinforce the skis construction so that no torsional twisting takes place. This is another reason for the excellent edge grip.
169cm: 127-86-113mm 6.85lbs (3.2kg)
Edge To Edge: 130mm
Straight Skin: 80mm
Gearx Recommendation: 100mm
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